Designated Agency Ethics Official and Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official
“Designated Agency Ethics Official” (DAEO)
5 C.F.R. part 2638
The DAEO is the officer or employee who is designated by the head of an agency to administer the provisions of Title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended, and 5 C.F.R. part 2634 within an agency. Section 104 of 5 C.F.R. part 2638 provides additional information regarding the appointment and responsibilities of the DAEO. Within this guide, the term “DAEO” will also include any delegate of the DAEO, unless otherwise indicated.
“Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official” (ADAEO)
5 C.F.R. § 2638.603
The ADAEO is the officer or employee who is designated by the head of the agency as the primary deputy to the DAEO in coordinating and managing the agency’s ethics program.